There is an alternative to being too heavy or too light and we’ve been doing it for over a decade. It’s not a one-size fits all so writing it up is a bit difficult. But the process we use is straightforward:
- See where you are and educate leadership &product management by demonstrating how quick value realization can be achieved
- Work with Product Managers on identifying small chunks of value and write acceptance criteria for thin slices so they can be built quickly
- Teach the teams how to write small stores with well defined scope and testable acceptance criteria
- Coordinate teams with shared backlogs as needed
- Do rolling planning events of 1-4 sprints that are focused on collaboration and dependency management so that you can achieve flow
- Create visibility across the org so that people can align
There is more, of course.
Step back and look at the alternatives:
- Take lots of training about a framework you should be working in
- Learn how to do the work by doing it & then deciding on your collaborative agreements
I like #2 best.
If you think that’s a more reasonable approach, please message me I can show you why you are right